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The Eclectic Maybe Band: The Blind Night Watchers' Mysterious Landscapes

Read "The Blind Night Watchers' Mysterious Landscapes" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Among other positive opinions, UK-based Discus Music cranks out one audiophile quality album after another. The experimental label does not cut corners, and taking into consideration the disparate soundstages, tonal attributes and instrumentation, the music often simulates 3D-like sonic characteristics. These factors also come in handy when demoing stereo equipment at your local high-end dealer. Otherwise, ...

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Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary

Read "Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

More than any other person, Leonardo Pavkovic has made me write some crazy shit. Pavkovic is the primal force behind the joyously eclectic MoonJune Records, which he established in 2001. “Established" may not be the right word: “I am truly an unusual and rules breaking call-it-record-company with a 'label' identity despite the fact that ...

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Machine Mass feat. Dave Liebman: Inti

Read "Inti" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Machine Mass nasce nel 2010 come duo tra Tony Bianco e Michel Delville, in un momento esistenzialmente drammatico per il batterista, colpito dalla perdita della moglie. Dopo una messa a punto in Europa e una serie di concerti negli States, i due decidono di dare una svolta al gruppo ospitando in questo CD Dave Liebman, che ...

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Machine Mass feat. Dave Liebman: Inti

Read "Inti" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Renowned saxophonist Dave Liebman's legacy as a musician who radiates illimitable vigor and a broad artistic expanse, hearkens back to his stint with Miles Davis and seemingly countless collaborations with a who's who in jazz amid an extensive resume as a leader. On this supercharged jazz-fusion gala he is the featured artist with spiraling young star, ...

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Sax Icon And Jazz Legend Dave Liebman Joins Machine Mass On New Moonjune Records Release

Sax Icon And Jazz Legend Dave Liebman Joins Machine Mass On New Moonjune Records Release

New York, NY: MACHINE MASS feat. DAVE LIEBMAN pairs the legendary saxophonist (Miles Davis, Elvin Jones...) with longtime collaborator drummer Tony Bianco (Elton Dean, Paul Dunmall, Evan Parker, douBt) and guitarist Michel Delville (The Wrong Object, douBt, Comicoperando). Graced by Dave Liebman’s extraordinary phrasing and improvising skills, “INTI” combines free improvisation with tight rhythmic structures, post-Bitches ...

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Michel Delville: Guitar, Improv & Electro

Read "Michel Delville: Guitar, Improv & Electro" reviewed by Jean-Pierre Goffin

Besides teaching at the University of Liège, Michel Delville is widely regarded as one of the most original musicians and composers of the current jazz, rock and jazz-rock scenes. His latest offering, Machine Mass' INTI (2014), recorded with Dave Liebman and Tony Bianco, has just been released by New-York-based label MoonJune Records. Michel Delville: ...

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The Wrong Object: After the Exhibition

Read "The Wrong Object: After the Exhibition" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Sometime during the late 1960s, adventurous European rock musicians led by the likes of Gong, Soft Machine, Magma, and Arzachel began incorporating elements of avant-garde jazz, contemporary classical and various ethnic musics into their own original progressive rock music. The result varied somewhat from region to region, but the most important thing was that very little ...

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The Wrong Object: After the Exhibition

Read "After the Exhibition" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Sono passati cinque anni dall'album Stories from the Shed e il gruppo belga The Wrong Object torna con un nuovo album intitolato After the Exhibition che segna anche importanti cambiamenti nella band. Rimangono a bordo il chitarrista e indiscusso leader Michel Delville (che compone da solo o in coabitazione sei degli undici brani presenti) e il ...

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The Wrong Object: After the Exhibition

Read "After the Exhibition" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Wrong Object is a Belgian band that has made significant inroads to accomplishing an exalted presence in the jazz-rock and progressive rock communities. The band's sound and strategy encompasses intermittent nods to the fabled British Canterbury progressive-rock scene with inferences to Frank Zappa and jazz-rock extrapolations akin to vintage Soft Machine. Toss in a few Albert ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

DouBt: Mercy Pity Peace & Love

Read "DouBt: Mercy Pity Peace & Love" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Quick, name a jazz-rock trio fronted by a dazzling virtuoso keyboardist and a prodigiously talented electric guitarist that plays in a hyper-aggressive no-holds-barred style which combines edgy free improv with a heavy '70s rock sound. If you answered “the original Tony Williams' Lifetime" you aren't alone. One current trio actively probing the outer reaches of jazz ...


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